Five Star Review! The Day the World Ended by K.C. Finn

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The Day the World Ended
by K.C. Finn
Series: Skin #1
Publication: May 31st 2015
Category: YA
Genre: Horror

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Thirteen-year-old Cherie starts her day on April 3rd like any other Saturday. Shopping, fun and friends are on the agenda, with only one slight alteration:

April 3rd is the day that the end of the world arrives.

Mysterious creatures known only as the Skins have been lurking in remote parts of the countryside, and April 3rd is the day that the Skins arrive in the big city for all to see. What follows is a horrifying discovery of what the creatures really are, and what that means for the future of the human race. Cherie is caught in the middle of the apocalypse with one mission in mind: to help her horrifyingly injured best friend find help. Her journey takes her to dark and gruesome places, where isolation, panic and death await.

Cherie will have to find strength within her fears to survive The Day The World Ended.

The much-anticipated horror series debut of Amazon bestselling author K.C. Finn has arrived. The Day The World Ended is a young adult horror novella, and the exciting prequel to full novel The Skin Revolt, releasing August 2015. Recommended for readers aged fourteen and above due to tense scenes, gore and violence.

~My Thoughts~

K.C. Finn has a great talent for quickly pulling a reader into her stories, and that’s exactly what happens here. It always fascinates me how she can write about places I’ve never visited, but makes the places feel like home with her words alone — even in a twisted horror story such as The Day the World Ended. And it is a twisted tale, my friends.

The story revolves around a thirteen year old girl, as told through the memories of the same girl at age seventeen, but it’s not at all childish in nature. Cherie has some difficult and extremely scary obstacles to overcome if she wants to survive the day. It was easy to put myself, a forty-two year old woman, into Cherie’s shoes (Although I wouldn’t have worn wedges either. lol) as I feared for her life and the lives of those close to her.

The Day the World Ended is a thrilling story that will have you biting your nails after only a few pages, and leaving you with mere nubs after less than 100 pages. Yes, this is a novella, but Finn packs a full story of action and terror into these pages without overwhelming the reader. Bloody brilliant!

Many people will read the title, look at the cover, and think this is just another post-apocalyptic zombie tale. Your assumptions are dead wrong. This is a very unique spin on post-apocalyptic horror. I’d love to see this turned into a video game! What an awesome survival horror game it would be.

I highly recommend The Day the World Ended to all fans of horror! I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of this series.

Get ready to be terrified….

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~About the Author~

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K. C. Finn was born and raised in Cardiff, South Wales, where her love for storytelling grew at a precociously young age. After developing the medical condition M.E. / C.F.S., Kim turned to writing to escape the pressures of disabled living, only to become hooked on the incredible world of publishing.

As an author for Clean Teen Publishing and Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Press, Kim spends most of her time locked in the writing cave with an obscenely large mug of tea. When not writing, she can be found studying for her MA in Linguistics, watching classic British comedy, or concocting evil schemes in the secret laboratory in her attic.

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Follower of Jesus, loving wife, homeschooling mom, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • K.C. Finn

    Thank you so much for this review Toni. I always love to know what you think of my newest adventures!